Every year I feel like the holidays sneak up on me. This year I’ve done a lot of thinking ahead of time about thoughtful gifts to give to someone. Today I’m sharing my favorite 50 gifts for everyone, from dads to sisters to kids and babies and even furry little ones.
I’d say I’m dreaming of a white Christmas, but I’m really dreaming of a neutral and simple Christmas that doesn’t stress me out. One Scandinavian inspired, without huge gifts and a tree so covered in decor that you can’t appreciate it’s natural beauty. This year I’ve really buckled down on the holiday clutter and today I am sharing my holiday decor with you. If a more simple version of the holidays is what you’re looking for, I hope it inspires you.
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This year, especially more than before, I’ve been searching for ways to simplify the holidays so that I can actually enjoy them with my family. I’m sure you’ve felt the pressures during the holidays to do activities that you don’t enjoy just for tradition, or to cook a million dishes, or give a million gifts. This year I’m not having any of it, I’m done with spending my time doing things I don’t want to instead of focusing on my family. Last month I shared my ideas for a simple Halloween, and today I’m sharing my tips to have a simple Thanksgiving.Read More
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This month my oldest son, Aiden, turned 14. It’s such a big number to me that it took me awhile to get over his impending birthday, so it was planned a little quickly. Since he’s outgrown the parent-planned-party phase, I usually ask him what kind of party he wants. We’ve always veered away from character parties, but last year he had a Minecraft party and this year he chose Super Mario.Read More